Monday, 20 December 2010

The Queen's Meme #65 - The Mimi Boop Mimi

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Welcome to the Queen's Meme #65. Yes, you're in the right place. I just changed costumes for the week. It's Christmas. I'm allowed. And anyway, I had to send my Queen frock out to the cleaners for the New Year's Eve Party at Bloggingham. I'm going as Betty Boop (it's a Hallo-Christmas theme) and wanted to see if you approved of my red new dress. Yes? I've been practicing my Poo-Poo-Pi-Doo all week just for the occasion.
I wrote this meme on Mimi Writes in 2008.
I thought a resurrection at Christmas would be a nice touch. Enjoy!There are only 5 days left 'til Christmas. I don't know about you but if I hear Brenda Lee sing "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" one more time on the drive into work, I'm going to go blostal (that's blog + postal for all you non -blog speakers.) So I thought I'd spice things up a bit and burst out of a stocking. So to speak. It's worked for Betty Boop all these years, why not me? She's a cross between my hero, Scarlett O'Hara (I met her once here and here) and yours truly but with less clothes on. At least in public. And besides, she really knows how to wear a pencil skirt.
A girl could learn a lot from Betty Boop.

The Mimi Boop Meme
Take it and tag it.
Tempting, eh..?

1. I am good when I am bad (an obvious one!).  Or expecting a visit from Santa

2. I am naughty when I like to be!

3. The world would be a better place if people would Deck the Halls with pictures of peace treaties instead of sprigs  of holly.

4. Have you ever snuck into the living room in the middle of the night, unwrapped your gifts and wrapped them back just to see what was under the Christmas tree for you? Come can tell me. I have extreme willpower...though I do like to get up early!

Sidenote: I've always wanted to know what really goes on in the Gingerbread House after dark. I've never seen any cookies come out of that place. Have you? Isn't it the new Gentlemen's Club?

5. Have you ever been stuck in a chimney? Ho! Ho! Ho! What can I say to that?

6. Who would you like to stuff in a stocking and why? Nicole Kidman...don't ask why!

7. Could you name the 12 Disciples Days of Christmas, the 3 Musketeers Wise Men and all of Santa's medications Reindeer if your life depended on it? OK wiseguy. Prove it.   My answer is quite!

8. On the 13th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me her engagement ring back as her house had become a menagerie of animals, plus lords leaping, maids miling etc

9:  Imagine that Santa Claus really does exist for a moment. (I can say that this week. Baby Boy is not listening right now ) Anyway, if the Big Guy could grant you any wish, what would your most hedonistic and self-centered wish be? (You can say it. I won't tell. I'm Mimi Boop today.) What do you mean? Are you saying Santa doesn't exist? Anyway, hedonistically, it might involve a beach, a spa and a female masseuse.

10. When you make your list, do you check it twice and find out who's been naughty or nice or do you just get everybody a box of chocolate covered cherries and call it a day? I have a definate naughty and nice list. The naughty ones get struck off the card list.

If you're reading this meme, consider yourself tagged. That is my Christmas present to you!! And don't try to hide from me. I see you.....

I'll see ya later. I'm busy trying to wiggle and stuff myself into a Christmas stocking without breaking a vital organ. So far one leg is in and all systems are go. This gig is perfect for me! I need only invade half of the stocking. Now if I could just figure out which half. And besides, I'm booped!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The Queen's Meme #64 - The Forgetful Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme
Sometimes silly. Sometimes serious.
#64 is aptly called The Forgetful Meme

I would try to describe the premise in my usual royal manner but I've forgotten how.

1. What is the last thing you forgot to do? I can't remember. If I had have remembered, I wouldn't have forgot to do it. I guess write a Christmas card oiut for a particular person,.

2. What is the one thing you are always afraid you will forget to do? My alarm clock? Forget to put my clothes on when I come to work?

3. Can you remember when you were 3 years old?
If so, tell us a cute story. If not, make one up. I was talking to the others in kindergarten, saying that we need to take out a pension plan.

4. Fill in the blank. I would like to forget what to put here but I will always remember Mimi's Dungeon about this person.

5. Fill in the blank. I will never forget the first timeI did a crazy meme!

6. Who, in your opinion, is the world's forgotten hero? ForgetfulMan, the crimefighter, who never remembered to come when the ForgetSignal flashed across the sky

7. Find a word that rhymes with forget and use it to write a funny sentence.The hire wire artist was dazzlingly good..until he forgot his safety net!

Monday, 6 December 2010

The Queen's Meme #63 - The Frivolous Christmas Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #63
Let's talk Christmas. I'm in a naughty and nice mood. Some are one-word answers, others need a little explanation. Feel free to elaborate when the blog spirit moves ya. And above all else...Have fun!

1. or the Mall   Hard work walking from shop to shop? No thanks! Amazon, please!
2. Bows or ribbons      Ribbons
3. Expensive or sale tags A sales tag of something expensive
4. Long list or short   It's what's on it that counts
5. Wrapped packages or gift bags Either will do
6. Eggnog or vodka Yuk! No thanks, especially not together
7. Have you finished your shopping? Errr.....not quite
8. A Christmas Carol or The Bible Story   They both are a part of the occasion.
9. Are you Scrooge or Santa's Helper? Humbug!
10. Did you ever catch Santa Claus in the act? In the act of doing what? Kissing mommy?
11. Tell me about your Christmas tree...gotta pic? As it's in a cardboard box...not exactly

12. Christmas carols or Rock Station   A bit of both, I suppose
13. Do you believe in Elves?  Well we do have the National Elf Service in Britain.
14. I am looking for Santa. Describe him for me. Large, white beard, red outfit, might be seen on a roof trying to get down a chimney. He likes reindeer and children.

15. Do you leave cookies out or bourbon? My dad said bourbon is better
16. White lights or multi-colored  Lots of pretty colours, naturally with one that prevents the others from working
17. Wreaths on the doors, windows, outside?  No one is dead!
18. Who are the 3 wisest wise men in your life? Why's that?
19. Is Christmas religious or commercial for you? Yes
20. Ever kiss under the mistletoe?  Oh yes, though many girls tend  to run in the opposite direction.
21. Stars or angels on top of the tree Angel
22. Who deserves to get a lump of coal for Christmas and why? Perhaps one of the Chilean miners, as a remembrance they are still here.
23. Who is #7 in the 12 Days of Christmas song? Those ice-cold swans a swimming
24. Snail mail cards or e-cards  The real thing, a snail mail is far better
25. What do you want for Christmas? All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth (lyrics to an old song)

Monday, 29 November 2010

The Queen's Meme #62 - The Crazy Question Meme

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Welcome to the Queen's Meme #62 ~
Sometimes silly. Sometimes serious.
It's called The Crazy Question Meme

I would be ever so appreciative if you could supply me with the answers to these questions. I've pondered them my whole life!! They represent some of the most important quandaries of the human condition! The burning and ridiculous questions are....

1. Why doesn't McDonald's sell hotdogs?     They wouldn't find enough dogs in the country

2. How far east can you go before heading west?   Infinity! You would ALWAYS be going in an easterly direction!

3. What happens to the missing socks? They are homeless and are left to walk the streets.

4. Does love = sex or does sex = love? Finding out is the fun part!

5. How much wood did the woodchuck chuck? Ask Chuck.

6. Why do prison buses have emergency exits? They are for the guards, not the prisoners.

7. Do you believe that an alien ship stole question #7?Absolutely. It is now being probed them them while being restrained on a table.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The Queen's Meme #61 - The Silly Serious Thanksgiving Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #61 ~ The Silly Serious Thanksgiving Meme!

In Canada, it is celebrated on the second Monday in October. In the United States, the fourth Thursday in November. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, loved ones near and far, the blessing of simply breathing everyday. Let's pause for a moment and think about what we're thankful for. My goal this year is to focus on the small things that I should be grateful for - even without a holiday looming. Having said that, this is serious and silly simultaneously!
Enjoy. Have seconds!

1. If you knew this would be the last Thanksgiving holiday with your family, what would you do differently? If I was the turkey, I would be digging an escape tunnel!

2. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dinner dish? As I'm British, we sadly don't celebrate Thanksgiving. I wish we did though. My favourite Thanksgiving dish would be the young lady I invited to dinner.

3. Why did John Smith fall in love with Pocahontas? Was it her beauty or her bravery? Don't ask me! Maybe he had a thing for warrior princesses?

4. Fill in the blank: Over the river and through the woods to Winnie The Pooh's blog we go.

5. What is a cornucopia?
A. A foot ailment B. Freud's hidden coping strategy C. a Enuch with a very large vocabulary D. third cousin of Onomatopoeia  It probably has a cornucopia of meanings

6. Find a word that rhymes with Thanksgiving Living.

7. Do you have any holiday traditions you'd like to share with us? As we don't celebrate it, I go through the tradition of going to the office.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Queen's Meme #60 - The 60 Meme

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Welcome to the Queen's Meme #60!
Since we are having a meme birthday I thought I'd wax celebratory. Do you mind?
Let's walk in the footsteps of one Mark Twain, who said..."
"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not."

So imagine you're 60 even if you're not and answer the questions.
There will be cake.
I promise.

1. When I'm 60 I hope to know more about keeping a sharp memory and less about errr....I've forgotten.

2. At my 60th birthday party, I can only invite 3 people. They are The blonde female nurses who look after me.

3. "To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am" said Bernard Baruch.
What do you consider old age? Older than I am now.

4. Tom Stoppard was overheard saying, "Age is a high price to pay for maturity."
What does "maturity" mean to you at any age? The only maturity I'm interested in is when my investment matures.

5. Joan Rivers said "Looking fifty is great… if you're sixty."
Do you worry about age lines and wrinkles? Not if I take all mirrors away.
How do you plan to preserve your wonderful selves? I hear there's an Egyptian pyramid that run's some kind of good deal. They did tell me to bring lots of bandages though.

6. Comment on this quote by Euripides
"If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes." If I could figure the sense of that quote, I'd be old when I did.

7. Pablo Picasso said, "One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it's too late."
What do you do now to stay young and enjoy your life? Get Dorian Gray's painter to do a portrait of me.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Queen's Meme #59 - The Fire Meme

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Welcome to the Queen's Meme #59
It's on fire!

And in the words of Steven Wright.. "I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place."

I guess not! Answer these simply seething questions on the subject of fire.
It could be quite revealing. If it gets too hot far ya, just Stop Drop and Roll. We'll wait.

The Fire Meme

1. You are stranded on a desert island. There is only one match left in the matchbox.
What would you use it for?

Waiting for an aircraft to fly over, then I light the flare, which would probably hit the plane and make it crash into the sea...there would be a lot more onm the island then!

2. Do you burn bridges in relationships?

Only if she's on the bridge.

3. Name one thing you'd like to set on fire today.

My dynamic personality

4. Have you ever burned a cupcake?

What for? Is this the Salem Cupcake Trials?

5. If you had your choice and could change nature's ways, instead of smoke and lava, what should spew out of volcanoes?


6. When is the last time you used a Fire Extinguisher?

 If there is no fire, what can I use it for? Answers on a postcard.

7. Have you ever known anyone with a fiery uncontrollable temper? How did you handle it?

Oh, you mean besides me! The answer might be to use the above fire extinguisher.

8. You are with your significant other. What song are you singing around the campfire?

I can think of better things to do with my significant other than singinging around the campfire. The tent would be a good location.

9. What is the one thing you'd gladly leave IN your house in case of fire.

In a hurry!

10. When is the last time you got fiery fighting mad?

When the fireworks were going off locally last week until midnight.

11. Do you believe in hell?

I hope I don't have to find out!

12. Do you or have you ever smoked?

No, but I would like a smoking jacket.

Monday, 25 October 2010

The Queen's Meme #58 - What's In A Name Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #58
It's called the What's In A Name Meme
Today we are going to talk about names. Some of these questions I am going to steal from someone else because....because.....I can. (And because I'm tired) Some of these questions I'm going to make up because...because....I can. And what the heck does this have to do with a doughnut? You'll have to wait til the end of this meme to find out.

1. Your Superhero Name (2nd fave color + fave drink): Blue Purdey

2. Your Peace Name (Zen + your last peace globe #) OH! Don't have one yet? Go here.

Zen Lost

3. Your American Idol Name (fav car and seafood)  Stingray Haddock

4. If you could pick another name for yourself, what would it be?  Rex Amour

5. Your Twitter Name (Chirpie + your favorite bird)   Chirpie Robin

6Name 1 thing you wish you'd said today that would have made your day go better? I think I'll stay in bed.

7. Go HERE to find your Royal Name and reveal it to us. Last week I discovered that I need extra padding on the walls of the dungeon for SOME of you who shall remain nameless....I might need placards for dinner too.
Mine came out like this:
My Royal name is The Pretty Lady Seraphine.
I kid not!
which I much prefer to my Doughnut Name which came out
Munchkin Glenda Sprinkled
Who wants to be sprinkled by Glenda?? 
Certainly not a Seraphine 

My Royal Name is....King Jeff Foxworthy The Generous

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The Queen's Meme #57 - The Threes Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #57.
We're talking THREES. Answer these questions all having to do with the number 3. I predict this meme will take about 3 minutes to do.
Of course I could be wrong.
It's been known to happen.
And watch out! Question #3 is a doozy.

3. Where were you 3 hours ago? In my office slaving over a hot compouter. Now I'm at home slaving over a hot computer,

3. Is there anything pink within 3 feet of you? My body is!

3. Name the 3 scariest places in the world. The local gangland area about 5 miles away, North Korea and my office.

3. Name the 3 loveliest sights you've seen lately. I can't be too specific as they are all women.

3. Name the top 3 Bands in the year you were born. Did cavemen have bands? Seroisly, the year of my birth was a very boring year as far as music was concerned. Wish it was something like 1967. Now that was a super music year.

3. Walk to your front door. Go outside and get in your car. Drive 3 miles East. Describe 3 things you saw on your way. Now which way is East?. Am I supposed to have a compass? I might go straight into a building.

3. I, Queen Mimi, have sentenced you to a 3-day diet of your most sinful cravings.
What will you be partaking? Mature cheese, hot diogs and lasagna...not all together though.

3. Go back to question #3. Change the first word to "travel" and let me know if you survived.
I'll hold a room for you in the dungeon in the meantime. Well I went to one of them today (my office). I only just survived that one.

3. If you are the 3rd person to do this meme and sign the Mr. Linky as #3 you win a prize! The prize is you don't have to do this meme. Oops. **Don't you know you should always read all the instructions/questions FIRST??**

Monday, 11 October 2010

The Queen's Meme #56 - The Numbers Meme

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Welcome To The Queen's Meme #56 ~
It's a Numbers Game

Today we will discuss the fascinatingly cerebral subject of numbers.
I must warn you...the questions are excruciatingly difficult. Only the strongest will survive, thereby dodging the dreaded dungeon.
Alliteration! See, I told you I was cerebral.

**and no calculators**!!

1. Do you ever play the lottery? If so, what are your lucky numbers? Don't worry. I won't tell anyone. As I don't play the lottery, I'm richer than others every week as I don't buy tickets!

2. Did you do something special on 10/10/10 yesterday? I heard that lots of people got married. Are all of you still the same status as of today? It's the time when the US and British date indicators are rthe same. It's supposed to be a lucky day. For some of those couples, it may turn out not to be.

3. "I've got your number!" Who would you like to say that to or who is the last person you said that to? I'd like to say it to that gorgeous girl in the office!

4. How many sheep do you count before you fall asleep? Counting sheep? They always fall over the fence when I try that.

5. It's almost birthday time for the Queen. Do you believe that age is "just a number"....or is it something else more insidious and frightening???!!! **I am suddenly having a panic attack**  In many countries, Elders are revered for their great intelligence, so just tell people that you have become wiser.

6. How many zeros are in a trillion? Just look at the national deficit and count it.

7. How many sixteenth notes does it take to equal a whole note?  Is this a trick question? I would say 16.

8. (because I can) How many 8 balls are on a pool table? As many as you want to put on.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The Queen's Meme #55 - The Falling Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #55
It's All About Falling

Falling up, falling down, falling right, falling left, falling in love, falling out, falling hard, falling easy, falling loud, falling soft, falling. Got that? Falling.
I seem to be in a very bad evil Queen mood today and have devised some lame questions for you. Got that? Lame. L.A.M.E.
Let's play.

1. What is your favorite part about the Fall season? The best part, besides the changing tree colours is that it's not too hot or cold. I'm not going to be sweated out or freeze.

2. When was the last time you fell in love? I can't remember that. I think the Crimean War had started!

3. Have you ever injured yourself falling down? No, I injure myself when I hit the ground.

4. Imagine that your head is on the guillotine block and the blade is about to fall on your head. What is your last thought?  Did I remember to cancel the papers?

5. Do pumpkins scare you? Only when they come out in the dark and mug me.

6. You are free-falling from the sky to Earth. It has taken you 3 days to fall from the galaxy and you are hungry. Where do you land?  On a very soft mattress.

7. I found this painting by John Everett Millais: Autumn Leaves
(1856) It struck me totally funny. Look at their faces. What are they saying?  "Has anyone seen the dog?"
What is going on??!

**Yes, I know these questions are tres weird but that is what I do.
Deal with it.**

And the first person to put a picture of a Jack-O-Lantern on their blog for this meme is in the dungeon. Jack-O-Lanterns are from the devil!!!
Have a nice day.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The Queen's Meme #54 - The Funny Word Meme

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Welcome to the Queen's Meme #54

We are going for the funny bone today. Ouch. I hate it when that happens. Technically speaking that is the ulnar nerve. Definition: The ulnar nerve originates from the C8-T1 nerve roots which form part of the medial cord of the brachial plexus, and descends on the posteromedial aspect of the humerus.
I told you this meme was humorous!

Confession: I stole this idea from Jamie at Duward Discussion. She used British and Australian slang words recently in a challenge to her readers. I found a site today called Inherently Funny and decided to do the same with words that sound ridiculously humorous when you pronounce them....IF you can pronounce them.
I have given you 8 funny sounding words. You have to supply a definition without looking at the website or dictionary first. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Let's get started.

1. diphthong  I know dipthong is to do with speech and pronunciation, but I prefer to think of it as edible underwear

2. Houp-doup This is a mystery, but it sounds like a technique basketball players might use.

3. Skullduggery This is mischief, but I like it to be the place where pirates have buruied their treasure.

4. reintarnation Intarnation done a second time?

5. glom          Perhaps the opposite of glum?

6. gobsmacked I know this, as it's a British word meaning amazed. Gob means mouth, if you didn't know.

7. assmosis Perhaps an illness your pet donkey has?

8. lugubrious Another word I know, a British one that means long-winded.

And trust me, I will know if you look in the dictionary.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Queen's Meme #53 - The Change Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #53
The Change Meme

Norman Vincent Peale said, "Change your thoughts and you change your world." It was interesting to see how many meanings I could find for the word "change".....some are serious, some are silly. Have fun!

1. Name one thing you'd like to change about yourself. Not be a slave!

2. If you could wave a magic wand and be done with all the small petty nuisances in your life, what you would have "be gone" first? Let's see...volume one....all those roadworks on the way to the office...the endless airport security checks....

3. Do you collect and save your spare change in a jar? What for? It's better being spent!

4. Change your world. What is our biggest concern as a global humanity?  When the batteries run out on my tv remote.

5. What would you have changed about your last relationship or the one you're in now? That's obvious...still be in it!

6. If you could reverse the course of history in a time machine, what would you do and how do you think the world would be different today? Have you seen the film The Butterfly Effect? The guy in it kept trying to change thinbgs for the better, but various factors made it worse.

7. Who would you like to change into a toad? I'd change mysel;f into a toad if a princess is going to come and kiss me

8. What is the first thing you change into when you get home from work? From a worn out employee to a happier person.

9. If you could change places with anyone in the world for one day, who would that be? My boss. I'd love to make the top decisions.

10. Have you ever heard the expression "turn over a new leaf?" What is under your old one? I prefer to leaf this one alone.

11. Name one thing that can cause you to immediately change your mood. I'm out of the office!

12. What have you recently (or ever) had a change of heart about? And why? What am I:? The Frankenstein monster?

13. When is the last time you changed the oil in your car?  Is there oil there? Actually I don't drive.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The Queen's Meme #52 - The Meet Up Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #52
It's called The Meet Up Meme

I've given you 10 common places where "meeting" is the game plan. Simply answer the questions about your meet and greet habits. And don't be late for the meeting!
I have a dungeon you know.
And I know how to use it.

You are going to a....

1. Business meeting
Do you prefer a structured agenda with a time frame or a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants brainstorming session? I prefer one with lots of coffee and food

2. First Date meeting
Where are we going and what are we going to do? (Yes, I said you!) We can go to a beautiful restraurant where I can get you drunk and....where have you gone?

3. Coffee House with your best friend
Do you prefer a collegiate bookstore atmosphere with coffee and WiFi or a fancy restaurant with a beautiful display of expensive desserts? Oh. And what is your favorite coffee flavor? Oh yes a coffee house with wifi so I can cherck my e mails at the same time as listening to my friend. I think I like instant coffee best!

4. Bar/Pub with friends
What is your poison?  Arsenic, deadly nightshade? Some drinks in those places are pretty near that anyway

5. Your old high school for a 25 yr. reunion
Who would you like to see the most after all these years? Someone who hasn't done as well as me.

6. Blogger meet up
What is your fantasy blog meet up with your favorite bloggers? Where would you go and what would you do? A big party where my blogfriends from all around the world could meet up.

7. Google Search Bar
What are you searching for today? The word 'google'

8. Your favorite tattoo artist at the parlor
What is your next tattoo going to be and why? A large multicoloured fantasy warrior woman...why not!

9. AA or Al Anon Meeting
You are the designated driver to this function. What advice would you give a room full of folks who desperately need inspiration? The drinks are on me.

10. An video podcast meeting with your mother or significant other who doesn't know about your blog
Tell us how you would introduce them to the blog that is you.  "Well you know that blog which you said a person would have to be really weird to write that.? Well I'm the writer!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The Queen's Meme #51 - The Cooking 101 Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #51
It's called the Cooking 101 Meme

I could use some cooking advice. In fact, I could use a LOT of cooking advice. Would you indulge me? If you've read my blog very long you know that my kitchen disasters are legendary. I have a few culinary questions for you. Please feel free to share recipes!! (and instructions on how to decode them)

1. What is the best dish you can cook?  Where's the kitchen? You're not asking me to cook something are you. Probably cornflakes.

2. Do I have to beat eggs or can I whip them gently? Sounds so violent to me. I think you need to beat them until they start to yolk.

3. I am reading a recipe right now for Hearty Beef-n-Cheese Pie from a recipe book I dug out of the cabinet. The instructions read..."Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large frying pan, brown ground beef, onion and green pepper."
I am already lost. Why must I turn on the oven and put the frying pan in it? And how does one turn beef AND peppers brown at the same time?!
What color should the onion be? They are telling you that the onion might as well be rainbow coloured. It will still taste the same. I'm confused about just what ground beef is. Has it been left on the floor?

4. Did you ever cook something for your family that no one enjoyed and you had to throw out? No one has asked me to. They don't want food poisoning.

5. Why do all recipes say "mix sugar, flour and salt?" Don't they cancel out the other? I would think so too. The concoction sounds like a very evil brew.

6. Why must you add eggs "one at a time" to a mixing bowl? Does anybody really know the answer to this question? It's simple really. Try throwing four eggs in the bowl in one go!

7. Please post the recipe to something you think even I can cook.

Get 1 cracker.
Spread butter on top of cracker.
Select a type of cheese you prefer, and slice some on top of the cracker.

I am begging you! It is no fun being a afraid of my own crockpot.

Your Hungry Queen

Monday, 23 August 2010

The Queen's Meme #50 - The Back To Fools Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #50
The Back To Fools Meme

For those quietly insane adults hanging around after the kids have returned to school.

The house is quiet. No more carpooling twelve kids to the mall. No more fighting over the computer and the TV. I wonder if you learned your lessons this summer. Answer the questions in complete sentences, double-spaced, typed with footnotes, annotations and a bibliography. I'll take that by Tuesday afternoon if not sooner. And please, if you have any questions, raise your hand..
There will be a pop quiz tomorrow.

1. Do you know your primary colors? Describe for me, if you will, the colors red, blue and green to a blind person. (*hat tip special friend for this most excellent question!*) Well red is the stuff that comes out when you hit someone, blue is the colour of the sky when I daydream out of the window and green is how I feel after eating rschool lunch

2. What was your adult summer reading?  It was between the pages of my maths homework until the teacher confiscated and read it himself.

3. When you assembled your clothes last night for today's activities - you did do that, didn't you? - what did you choose to wear?   Nothing the school would approve of...detention again!

4. What's in your lunchbox?  That's a rather personal question! I'll show you when we're round by the bikesheds.

5. Imagine that your teacher is your fantasy crush. What would you bring her/him on the first day of school? Hmmmmm??? Two tickets to Brazil

6. No rest for the weary. Your child's teacher just called. A big ole' bully knocked your precious one into a locker for no good reason at all.
What is your response to the principal?  Stop the bullying in this school or I'll knock you senseless!

7. You have been given a pair of scissors, a glue stick and copy of Entertainment Weekly. Whose picture do you cut out and who do you glue to your headboard?  Any smug celebrity so I can throw darts at it.

8. TEN POINT BONUS QUESTION! Now that you have time to watch all those Gilligan's Island reruns, tell me....What was the Professor really doing with Mary Ann all that time they were lost in the jungle?  I have no idea, but they both came back with a smile on their faces.

And remember this uplifting quote:

"If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers."

— Edgar W. Howe
Did someone just throw a spitwad at me?!!!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The Queen's Meme #49 - The Watch Me Watch You Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #49

It's called The Watch Me Watch You Meme. So hunker down with your spyglass and bourbon, don dark sunglasses if you choose and tell us your deep dark and guarded secrets. Or not.

1. I have given you a pair of binoculars. If you could watch anyone in the world in the act of being creative or creating something, what would you choose to watch?  The mind boggles at the ideas! I loved seeing the artist paint my portrait in November 2008.

2. Turn your head to the left. What do you see? Explain its significance in your life. I see my cabinet full of Royal Doulton china, with the complete 24 Dickens figures, 12 Lord of the Rings figures and many others. I've always been proud of them.

3. You are watching a parade. You see a float float by (they float, don't they?) with three of your favorite people on it. Who are they? Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett & Meryl Streep

4. What do you like to watch on television?  Sadly, they ended this year. Lost and 24. Also gone is Prison Break, The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Battlestar Galactica,

5. Your blog is under surveillance by the Blogwatchers Association.
What are they watching for? Probably for the same reason we all visit blogs!

6. Watch out! Your greatest superstition has befallen you. What do you "watch out" for on a daily basis? That I don't encounter anything with 13 in it. Last week, I overslept on Friday 13th.

7. Have you ever "watched" at a wake in the deceased home or funeral parlor? No, that sort of thing doesn't happen in recent times here in Britain, although I know in the 1930's and 1940's, there was a tradition of putting the deceased laid out open in the back room. I'm glad I wasn't around then!

8. Name one thing you always want to be awake for. The next day, definately Failure to be awake would be a major downer.

9. What is the next opportunity you are waiting or watching for? A good opportunity to have time away from the office. So few and far between.

10. You are standing guard in Central Prison. It is your job to watch the prisoners online activities. What site would you recommend to someone in prison? A male to female prisoner chatroom! Definately not a vacation booking online service.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Queen's Meme #48 - The First Thought Picture Meme

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Welcome To The Queen's Meme #48
The First Thought Meme
(sans the ink blots)

I would like to pick your brain today. Let's see what's lurking under the old cranium pot. And since I have to do TWO memes today due to my recent affliction with all things sea and I haven't finished building my sandcastle yet.... I'll make this one easy.
Here are the guidelines:

I will give you a picture. You will give me the first word that pops into your head upon seeing the image. It doesn't have to be just one word. It can be a sentence, a question, a joke, a caption, an explanation or whatEVER your gray matter conjures.
Scary. No? Don't cheat!
Just relax on Mimi's couch and do what the good Doctor Pencil Skirt says. Ready?

1.  The level of the National Debt
2.  A selection of shoes for one-legged women
(They are made of chocolate. You may buy them here.)

3. Brother, I think there is an eavesdropper somewhere.
4. Batman has the week off, so his assistant WitchWoman has agreed to help.
5. That last meal you did had me spooked!
6. Some trees have unfortunate shapes or I have women on my mind!
7. The hotel you will be staying at is basic, with a view outside. Firm locks on the door.
8. Darling, you must give Muriel her wig back.
9. The school was previously used by the fire department.
10. I don't care what you say, Gerald, I am not going to help you change the tyre.

Oh. I forgot to tell you. Based on my astute psychological evaluation and pencil chewing abilities, your answers could land you in my graces....or in the dungeon. Padded cell optional.

Monday, 2 August 2010

The Queen's Meme #47 - The 'If I Could Say One Thing' Meme

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Reporting live from the shores of the Atlantic, we have The Queen's Meme #47.
Welcome to my beach castle.

Did you think I'd go away again and forget to post these questions? Not likely. Ahem. Well...I did that once but that's beside the point. Here I am with sand in my flip flops and a new set of questions for you. It's called the "If I Could Say Just One Thing'. If you could say just one thing to the so-and-sos of the world and in your life what would you say?
Don't think about it too much. Just write the first thing that pops in to your head. It doesn't have to be just one word.

If I could say just one thing to.......

1. Mel Gibson "Can someone please put some duct tape on him?"

2. Lindsay Lohan "Dhe probably thinks the orange outfit could be a great fashion item."

3. Chelsea Clinton "Chelsea, tell youe Dad, please leave the bridesmaids alone!"

4. The Pope    "How did you get elected?"

5. BP Oil Company "This sure is a slick company."

6. My ex  "You missed your chance."

7. My IPOD or computer  "Now this the time to cease functioning."

8. My favorite or least favorite teacher "Now see how he has turned out!"

9. My family "Do you know what a meme is"

10. My blog (What? You don't talk to your blog?) "Give me some inspiration!"
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to finish building my sandcastle.
See you soon on Mimi Writes with more pencil skirt beach reporting.
Have fun with the meme.
And pass the sunscreen......

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The Queen's Meme #46 - The Song Lyrics Meme

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Your job is to find a song that uses this word either in the title or lyrics. Give us the title or part of the lyric that fits and the artist. Then say a little something about the tune and why you chose it. Posting a YouTube video of the song would be great! (but not required)
Here we go.

1: Want...You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton John....really catchy...a great film clip.

2:  Hell....Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf....the first one that came to mind, and I guess it will for many others as well.

3: Smack...Smackwater Jack by Carole King comes from my favourite album Tapestry. Excellent.

4: Ugly...The Good, The Bad & The Ugly by Hugo Montenegro....this instrumental is a classic theme.

5: Beast...Beast Of Burden by Bette Midler...I must admit I didn't know any 'beast' songs here!

6: Romeo...Romeo & Juliet/How Insensitive by William Shatner...When I saw who the singer was, I had to put this one in!

7: God...God Only Knows by The Beach Boys....a fabulous BB song.

Monday, 19 July 2010

The Queen's Meme #45 - The What Would You Do Meme

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Welcome To The Queen's Meme #45
The What Would You Do? Meme

A mixed bag of miscellaneous scenarios

1. You start out on your road trip. You are 90 miles down the road with not a care in the world until you remember you forgot the most important ingredient needed for your vacation. What was it and would you turn around and go back to get it?  The gorgeous girl I was planning to take.

2. You are standing in the checkout line at the grocery store. A homeless man walks by and asks for food from your grocery cart. What would you do? Get him an empty grocery cart.

3. The mailman delivers the wrong mail. It is your neighbor's. You can't stand your neighbor. You realize that inside the small brown package there must be something very secretive, very intriguing and possibly incriminating. What do you do? Add some false looking stickytape to the package and give it to him so that he thinks I've been looking in it so that he'll look all guilty when he thinks I know what his secret is.

4. Photography Class 101. First exam. The slide show you are presenting is the wrong one. You accidentally left last weekend's party pics in the camera instead. The whole class is swinging from the lampshades. 

5. You find your boss's wife on Facebook. She is obviously carrying on with another man in blatant fashion and behind his back. What is the first thing that pops into your head when you see your boss the next day at work? Absolutely nothing if I'm the man who is carrying on with the boss's wife!

6. Your plane lands in the wrong vacation spot but you like this one better. It depends whether my luggage has arrived at the same place.

7. You walk out of the doctor's office. The news after your yearly checkup is very very good but the news for the person you'd been sitting beside and chatting with in the waiting room is very very bad. You see them in the elevator on the way out and they are in tears. You.....ask if he wants to sell that super car he has.

Monday, 5 July 2010

The Queen's Meme #44 - The Firsts Meme

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Welcome to The Queens's Meme #43 ~
The Firsts Meme
(a totally random and useless meme about firsts)

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? Is that me there? Maybe the mirror is plaing a trick on me?

2. Where did you go on the very first vacation of your life? I think it was awful British holiday camp. People organise escape committees when they are there.

3. Open the door of your refrigerator. What is the first thing you see? The light come on.

4. Tell us about your first kiss OR your last first date. Well I reached over to her, our faces looked at each other and slowly we kissed....

5. If you had wings to fly about the universe, where is the first place you'd land? An intergalactic rest stop

6. What is the first thing you do when you get in your car? Read the newspaper, or listen to an audiobook.

7. What is the first thing you ever said to your firstborn? Can't answer that children

8. What is the last thing you heard about your first love? You'd laugh if I told you!

9. If you had created the world in seven days yourself, what would you have created on the First Day? The holiday.

10. What is the first song in your IPOD or song list? I know I'm archaic, but I don't have an iPod.

11. What is the first tangible thing you lost that you could never find again? My memory!

12. Who is your favorite First Lady of all time?  That's tricky. I guess Nancy Reagan.

13. Post a link to your first blog post.    30th April 2005

14. When was the last time you needed FirstAid?   Most days I do! I'm always getting little nicks and cuts.

15. Can you explain what a first down is in football?  You're asking a British person about American football?   I haven't a clue!

Monday, 28 June 2010

The Queen's Meme #43 - The Freedom Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #43 ~
Let's do a little freedom dance.

French philosopher, Voltaire (1694 - 1778) wrote….
“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.”
This is your moment. What sayeth you on the subject of freedom?
Fill in the blanks. Make your own Declaration of Independence.
Freely choose your destiny. Embrace your inner freedom.
Some questions are serious. Some are silly. All are revealing. Have fun!

I hold these truths to be self-blevident! (That’s blog + evident for all you non-blog speakers)

I declare myself to be free from all common sense

I wish I could free myself of governmental taxation
I am thankful that the judge freed me from shooting the boss

I don't mind paying for class items but water should be free.

I am free to make (ty-poys) over and over again. In fact, I look forward to it!

If I could choose one freedom I don’t have today it would be freedom to drive a Harley!

In a free and perfect world there would be no accountants

I am going to write my Declaration of Independence on a piece of toilet paper

I wouldn’t mind being taxed on this and that but I highly resent being taxed on earnings

When I was younger I was free to do nothing but now that I’m older I prefer to do nothing.

I declare myself free from the destructive habit of banging my head against the wall
I declare myself joyfully addicted to memes!!!

I don’t think the world will ever be totally free of  spam

With complete abandon, I free fall into the air....where's my parachute???.

In a hypothetical Superman existence, I would use my power to do good doing telephone kiosk maintenance!

I wickedly use my my power to do evil doing memes

If I weren’t so dependent on the internet I could be truly independent about anything

When I need to free my thoughts from stress and worry, I go to work and fall asleep

I would like to freely kick (let's keep that blank) in the seat of his/her hypothetical pants.

I want to do this (drive on the pavement/sidewalk) every single day and pay no consequences.

I want the freedom to let my silliness run amok also and enjoy doing silly walks  this every single day.

If I could re-write the Freedom of Information Act I would remove Freedom of Information  from the public record.

I daily need the freedom to create havoc and I don't give a bamn what anybody else thinks about it.

If I had the power to throw one person in jail it would be Simon Cowell

If I had the power to free one person from bondage of any kind it would be animals in test centres

If I could “speak truth to power“, I would say to the world _"What's that mean?

The 3 most important freedoms I have in my life are: free to breathe, walk and sleep

My favorite freedom song is I cant think of one and will bt mad when I see the others

Now, present your work to the Blogosphere and sign it.
I choose bloggers _Mimi and Mieliki and Finding Pam to sign my Bloggers Declaration of Independence as witnesses. They will hold me accountable and share in my debauchery lofty ideals.

Now go forth and be free, my children.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Queen's Meme #42 - The Beach Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #42 ~ We're going to the beach!

Sometimes silly.

Sometimes serious.

Always fun!

Step out of the box.

Be creative.

Use your imagination.

No one's answers are quite like yours

I apologize for the lateness of this meme posting. I was shopping for a bathing suit. I kid you not. More on that later. Right now....let's hit the beach.

#42 The Beach Meme

1. When is the last time you saw the ocean? I live right in the centre of England, so I'd need a pretty big telescope to see it! I think it must have been a couple of years.

2. Where is your favorite stretch of beach shoreline? I do like Torbay on the south coast of England, but the South of France looks super/

3. Are you planning a beach vacation this year? I don't think so, but then again, nothing runs to schedule.

4. Bikinis or one-piece? I must say, I just wouldn't look good in a bikini!

5. Do you sunbathe or sit under an umbrella? I don't like lying out in the sun very much at all. best to stay under a parasol. Being pale is cool nowadays!

6. Have you ever been to a nude beach? I accidentally strayed on to one some years ago in Brighton. There was a sign in front which said 'clothing optional beyond this point'. I looked ahead and a girl came out of the ocean wearing nothing but her birthday suit!

7. Favorite activity at the beach while on vacation? Watching other people

8. Condo, hotel or cottage rental? Definately hotel. That way I get all my meals without a problem.

9. What beach in the whole wide world would you like to visit for the first time? Copacabana beach in Rio, with the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking.

10. Did you ever have a special romantic time at the beach?  No...sand can get everywhere!

11. Tell us about a favorite beach memory. I think we'll go back to #6 for that one!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The Queen's Meme #41 - The Nosy News Meme

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The Nosy News Meme

Welcome to The Queen's Meme #41

Sometimes silly.
Sometimes serious.
Always fun!
Step out of the box.
Be creative.
Use your imagination.
No one's answers are quite like yours

So much crazy news out there lately -from sunbursts to outbursts to implants to supplements. Here are a few topics spinning off the newswire.. Sound off and tell us how you really feel about it. Your opinion counts.

1. What would you do about the BP oil spill? Give us your suggestions. Get a very large mop and bucket

2. Tipper and Al Gore are calling it quits. Will Al be putting an application in a dating agency? "Former Presidental challenger wishes to meet a woman who doesn't have an odd name."

3. It’s hot! The heat index topped 104 degrees today in some parts of the United States. How is the weather in your part of the world? It's cold! It's been cloudy for most of June. If there is supposed to be a global warming, it hasn't come to Britain.

4. Do you think smoking should be banned in public places? Ban it everywhere!

5. Unemployment from the top down: Do you think President Obama has a good chance or no chance of being re-elected in the next US election?  He's one person many would welcome on the Unemployment Register. Can you inagine him being asked "What was your last occupation?"

6. What??! Actor Gary Coleman’s wife reportedly sold private pictures of the deceased actor on his deathbed. Watch ya talkin' 'bout, Willis?

7. Texting while driving. Do you? Don't you? Will you? Won't you? Not if reading the paper at the same time.

8. Lindsay Lohan. Has she been treated fairly or unfairly by the legal system? Lindsay is just a poor misunderstood Hollywood millionaire superstar. They usually all are!

9. The Sarah Palin rumor mill caught wind of her recent decision to have breast implants….so said the reporters-who-need-to-get-a-job-and-stop-making-up-news. She has denied the earthshaking allegations. Was this really news? I don't believe this. I'd need to check to find out.

10. An asteroid is supposed to hit Earth this Friday. Are you prepared? Yes, I'll have my umbrella ready. If I miss it, I'll see the highlights the next day...if there is a next day!

Monday, 7 June 2010

The Queen's Meme #40 - The Weekend Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #40
Sometimes silly.
Sometimes serious.
Always fun!
Step out of the box.
Be creative.
Use your imagination.
No one's answers are quite like yours

Ogden Nash and Bill Watterson both had interesting things to say about the weekend. "Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless." (Bill) and "Your hair may be brushed, but your mind's untidy. You've had about seven hours of sleep since Friday. No wonder you feel that lost sensation. You're sunk from a riot of relaxation." (Ogden)

I totally agree!
Weekends can’t come soon enough for me. While I try to live my life appreciating each and every day, there's nothing like the sound of the 5:00 buzzer on Friday afternoons. I throw away the alarm clock for 48 hours and the enjoy the spontaneity ahead. What do YOU do?

#40 The Weekend Meme

1. What is your typical weekend like?  Staying in bed, reading weekend papers, doing lots of computing, enjoying home.

2. Are you a party animal or a couch potato on the weekends? Definately a coauch potato

3. It wasn’t until 1940 that the two-day weekend became nationwide. I say it’s time for three-day weekend across the whole world! . Wouldn’t you love to work 4 days and off 3 all the time? Do you think this is a good idea? A super idea..unless those 4 days are longer working days!

4. Do you consider Sunday as a traditional day of rest? It depends what you call it a rest from?

5. What are your around-the-house weekend chores? This and that

6. If you have a significant other in your life or are dating, what is your favorite indoor and outdoor activity? Do you really need to ask in that circumstance?

7. Where would go for a romantic weekend getaway? If I have the girl, anywhere would be a romantic getaway

8. Do you have any special weekend traditions, quirks or rituals? See #1

9. What is your weekend blogging routine?  Set up the TWQ, spend time on Facebook, blog friends

10. Tell us about your favorite weekend memories as a child?  Coming home from school, getting homework done ASAP and enjoying that precious time we all wish we could have again.

Monday, 31 May 2010

The Queen's Meme #38 - The Last Time Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #39

Sometimes silly.
Sometimes serious.
Always fun!
Step out of the box.
Be creative.
Use your imagination.
No one's answers are quite like yours

The Last Time Meme

This meme will make no sense. Do not expect it to. It has no rhyme or reason. There is no serious theme or deep thought required. Just answer with the first thought that pops into your brain and go with it. After all, that's how I made up the questions. Stop rolling your eyes.

When was the last time you……

rolled your eyes when I saw this meme

Tied your shoe I have velcro

reorganized your bedroom never

Took a walk in the park a long time ago

Chewed gum  a definate never....yuk!

drew a stick person that's about my artistic limitation

activated something this morning when I switched the computer on

Took a photograph the Sunday before last when I took a  picture of the bump on our car!

Drank a milkshake not my sort of thing, so never

ate orange jello it's jelly over in Britain. Not long ago.

google mapped an address   that was a lot of fun!

sang your favorite song  in a lift/elevator...I didn't want to get any funny looks!

made a peace globe. (Please show us!) I did this a long time ago

Threw a baseball I love baseball, but it's not big here.

Fumbled with a button When she and I errr....well never mind about that!

answered the doorbell  When I wanted someone to go away

Spilled your drink I can't recall doing that.

administered CPR  No one should trust me to do that!

looked in the mirror a few moments ago.

testified in court I plead the Fifth.

Made a sarcastic remark all the time!

Offered someone advice  the other falls on deaf ears, though.

Watched a sunrise or sunset  too early and too late for me

Were jealous   many times!

Smiled when you didn’t feel like smiling at the office..I put a coathanger in my mouth to force a smile.

Loved when you didn't feel like loving everyone ought to feel like loving if they have the chance.

Ironed an article of clothing  just like the action...a very boring question!

noticed you didn't give a damn I'm not Rhett Butler!

had a mammogram   As a male, I can safely say never!

Read your horoscope  does anyone believe in this? Us Capricornians have got more sense.

moped   is this the the little two wheeled moped or the feeling miserable?

Held someone’s hand  a while ago

Crossed a bridge  we'll talk about that when we come to it.

threw away a candy wrapper  last Friday at the office

Sat on a bench it seems a while since I was last at the beach

turned a page this morning with my newspaper

tripped over your own 2 feet always!

Sat on a beach deja vu time! We had this 3 questions ago!

dialed the wrong number I think I have here

Ignored a phone call when a salesman phones.

Kissed a bride at the last wedding...silly question!

tweeted   last week

Rode a roller coaster so far back I don't know

you were really you what's this? A philosophical question? Are you a psychiatrist?

Cried yourself to sleep at one of those black letter days in life

Were speechless I can't say

rode a bus  the driver wouldn't let me!

went to a funeral over 18 months ago...I did the eulogy as well

were right  always!

smoked never

were left left where?

googled every day

bent over excuse me?

sent a text message never...I can't get the hang of those things

Lit a candle  can't remember

Lost your temper  One thing I try not to do....I'm not always successful

fell off a horse  I haven't been ON one

changed the oil in your car  haven't got a car

Added a new FACEBOOK friend in the weekend

went bowling  about 2 years ago...I ached

Laughed uncontrollably I rarely do this unless it is really funny

Felt guilty innocent until proved

Looked up a word in the dictionary  I know what 'a word' means

returned from the point of no return  Is this a train question?

couldn't remember your name  hints, anyone?

surrendered to temptation  first the temptation has to be there!

felt genuinely happy  this question is for Snow White

saw a famous person I talked to singer Camille O'Sullivan after her concert last year

kissed in a car  now THAT I remember!

Sent a greeting card earlier this month

used your passport when I went abroad, obviously!

yelled at your television I do that all the time!

confided a secret now don't tell anyone, but....

changed your blog template  If it ain't broke, don't fix it

danced like no one was watching only when no one was watching

wrote in cursive  Whatever is that?

took a driving test  never

Backed up your computer files haven't done that

When was the last time you said this was the last time? the time before last

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Queen's Meme #37 - The Let's Go To Dinner Meme

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Welcome to the Queen's Tuesday Meme #38

Sometimes silly.
Sometimes serious.
Always fun!
Step out of the box.
Be creative.
Use your imagination.
No one's answers are quite like yours!

The Let’s Go To Dinner Meme

We all love to wine and dine with our families and those we care about. Some of us talk about it. Some of us don’t. Regardless, we all have stories to tell…. past and present. Take a trip down memory lane or unfold your fantasy night out on the blog for all to read. We’re all ears. Waiter! Waiter!

1. When is the last time you went out to dinner with someone special? Tell us about it. It's been a while ago. So far ago I think the main item on the menu was Stegosaurus.

2. Show us a picture of your favorite cuisine. It's lasagna...a picture of it is usually a lot better than how it is!

3. What is the funniest thing a man/woman has said to you lately? As regarding dinner? I can't think of anything, but I remember the joke about the waiter asking the man how he found his steak. He replied, "It was easy; it was hiding under the potatoes."

4. What makes a gentleman a gentleman in today’s dating world? Are there any left? There are many. The word meaning though has been changed. A 'gentleman's club' is a strip joint!

5. Is there anything you won’t tolerate when out to dinner with your significant other? Her falling asleep while I'm talking.

6. What type of ambiance do you enjoy in an eating establishment? Quiet, discreet, classy, upmarket. Going for a Chicken McNugget just isn't enough.

7. Tell us about the worst public dining experience you ever had, whether it be a date or with your family. I guess that is on a Russian riverboat, where ancient Soviet dishes were served along with rock hard porridge

8. What is the lamest or rudest thing a man/woman has said to you lately? It looks better on the box it came in.

9. Are you a good tipper?  Since I don't believe in tipping unless the service is exemplary, the waiters are going to have a disappointment.

10. Do you ask for doggie bags when you leave food on your plate at a restaurant? I don't have a doggie.

11. What is your pet peeve about restaurants and dining out in general? The way a waiter can look dismissively at customers, especially the Maitre' D.

12. Do you prefer to order yourself or do you ever let your significant other order for you? Only if she knows what I like.

13. Describe your most intimate romantic dinner ever. (fantasy or real) A fantasy one would involve soft music, candle in the middle, holding hands, kissing (making sure the candle doesn't burn me), whispering sweet nothings....time for the cold shower!

14. Do you enjoy piano bars? It depends who is playing.

15. If you could go anywhere in the world for dinner, where would it be and who would you be with? A beautiful Italian restaurant with a sweet signorina..

Monday, 17 May 2010

The Queen's Meme #36 - Under The Covers

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The Queen’s Meme #37

Sometimes silly.
Sometimes serious.
Always fun!
Step out of the box.
Be creative.
Use your imagination.
No one's answers are quite like yours!

I am still on hiatus this week on my other blogs but raised my head out of the bed long enough to write this meme for you. The prisoners in the dungeon are getting antsy for a chance to escape. And since the awesome company I had this weekend helped me feel a tad bit better, I thought I'd give them a shot at freedom. This should keep you busy for awhile.
Benevolence is my middle name.

Under The Covers Meme
(Read it and sleep)

1. Name 2 things you have done under the covers in the last week. What? Oh I sleep and have breakfast

2. Do you know what a woobie is? Do you have a special one?  I have no idea and dread to ask. How am I supposed to ask a person if they have a woobie?

3. What prompts you to pull the covers over your head and hide from the world?  When it's nearly time to get up for work.

4. Firm or soft? Pardon? What are we talking about? Oh the mattress! I suppose half and half.

5. Silk or flannel? It's flannel, put if I could afford it, it would be silk.

6. Lights on or off? Very dark room, but light on landing. I don't want to crash on the way to the bathroom!

7. Fan or no air?  Definately no fan. The noise would drive me crazy!

8. Completely dark or nite light? Didn't I answer this in #6?

9. Windows open or shut  Shut...very tight.

10. Sweet dreams or nightmares? I never remember dreams.

11. PJ's or……  Whar are the dots supposed to be?

12. Set bedtime? Pretty much.

13. What do sheep count when they can't sleep? Probably shepherds jumping over a gate.

14. What does your alarm clock sound like? A light buzz, but it could have a radio station if I chose.

15. White noise or music  Is this related to the alaem clock question? I haven't a clue?

16. TV or IPod?  I don't have an IPod. I could never work one.

17. Can you recall a pleasant dream you'd like to share?

18. Under the covers or outside the covers There wouldn't be any point in having covers if I wasn't going to be under them!

19. Insomniac or sleep angel? Sometimes one, sometimes the other.

20. What is your favorite sleep aid for those tossin' and turnin' nights? A sledgehammer.

21. Morning person or night person. Morning person

22. Bedtime snack? No, it would stop me sleeping.

23. Hot or cold room In the winter, pleasant and warm, in the summer, fresh and cool.

24. Bedtime ritual? Think about the day just gone and the next.

25. Twin, Queen, King, Bunk or Futon? King size

26. Socks or naked feet? nekked feet!

27. Bedroom door locked or unlocked? Unlocked

28. Tent or hotel room? Definately a hotel room. Maybe some would put the tent IN the hotel room?

29. If you could be bored to sleep, what would bore you? Listening to office reports

30. Prayers or mantra? Prayers

31. What was the worst nightmare you ever had? See #10.

32. Please share any ideas on how to stop a person from snoring.
I'm all ears.   Get the sledgehammer our again!

33. If one purely pleasant thought could ensure fast and sound deep sleep for you every night, what would your one thought be?  Let's go on to the next question!

34. How many hours do you normally sleep? About 8 hours in the week.

35. Thunderstorms or quiet starry night? A quiet starry night. Any form of noise wakes me up.

36. Warm bath or hot shower? Ah, a lovely warm bath!

37. What is the craziest thing that ever happened in your bed? Excuse me!

38. Name a song you could fall asleep to. A soft romantic song

39. Who last told you a bedtime story? Any volunteers?

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

The Queen's Meme #36 - The Weird, Unusual & Amusing Meme

Mimi of The Queen's Meme has sent this in....

Sometimes silly.
Sometimes serious.
Always fun!
Step out of the box.
Be creative.
Use your imagination.
No one's answers are quite like yours!

#36 The Weird, Unusual and Amusing Meme

The following statements are true. Your job is to explain why you think they are true. Just offer up your usual amusing quips! I'm betting we'll have some hysterical responses. Remember that somewhere somebody in the world needs to know these things and your tax dollars probably paid for the research that went into proving them true.

1. More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes. What happens if you take your donkey on a plane ride. Naturally it's true. Have you ever been bitten in an aircraft? A stewardess in a bad mood might.

2. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants. They are probably 'top shelf' magazines now. I wonder if the Finns put little pants on all ducks?

3. If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white. This one sounds very spooky. Perhaps it's come back to haunt you?

4. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes. Why were they fighting in the first place?  They were probably arguing about an offside goal in a soccer match.

5. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. We men keep our eyes closed most of the time.

6. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. The testing for this must have been fun! Do ants get booked for speeding? Do they sing bawdy songs and fall in the gutter?

7. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. That is the same for a lot of people, as well. Maybe they are looking for the remainder of their brains in the sand?

8. In England, the Speaker of The House is not allowed to speak. That's not true, actually. The Speaker has to shout "Order, order!" to keep the squabbling ministers in order.

9. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand. Unfortunately, there is no quicksand around to test this theory. I wonder how this was found out?

10. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily. The same 12 newborns? They'll have to find the right ones eventually!

12. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. This is shocking. Iwonder if condemned men get a free dental examination before the switch is pulled?